5 days / 5 nights Friday to Tuesday
OCT, NOV & DEC 2022
The thought behind this creative retreat is simple, it’s a place where you can spend time in the nature and create art. You can join this retreat to learn basic pottery or just to take a creative break.
Now bookings are open for the October, November and December- 2022.
In all these months the retreat will start on every Friday, it will end on Wednesday morning.
All retreat programs are similar and in every batch we have space for 10 people.
Day 1 (Friday) – check-in between 8am-2pm and take your time to settle in, take a tour to the studio, meet other people and take your first pottery session from 3pm-6pm.
Day 2,3,4,5 – of retreat include a group session between 11am- 2pm and everyday, where you will learn pottery basics (wheel throwing, hand building and surface decoration, firing and glazing) while creating your own art pieces.
Studio remains open between 10am-6pm for practice and work. Creatives and artists will the there for facilitation and inspiration. Between the breaks you can explore nature and places around.
Apart from the pottery sessions there will be other art workshops and activities which you can join if you feel like. There might be extra charges for some of them.
Day 6 (Wednesday) – check out after the breakfast.
Art pieces you make during the workshop could be fired/glazed and shipped to your address (within India) later in 4 weeks with extra charges of 700/pc.
Morning – You can go for a nature hike or take meditation/yoga session at the studio (8am-9am). Kitchen opens at 9:00am.
Afternoon – Apart from the regular sessions (11:00am-2:00pm) you can visit nearby places, spend time in the nature or learn/practice in the studio.
Evening – You can enjoy night life in the village; there are many cafes/restaurants with live music/performances and amazing menu. If you don’t want to go out you can have dinner at the studio. Cafeteria is open till 9pm.
The accommodation lies amidst the pine and cedar forest, completely secluded from the hustle-bustle of the town yet easily approachable by road and just 5 minute walk away from the village. Private rooms has single and double occupancy category. All the rooms are with private balcony and beautiful views. An in-house cafeteria provides delicious and healthy vegetarian food. High-speed WiFi, power backup and laundry service is available.
32500+ 18% GST/ for 1 person
57000+18%GST/ for 2 people
(20% discount* for artists and students)
Including- private room, all meals, pottery workshops and materials.
Booking amount- 30% advance, 70% on arrival.
Refund – No
On an elevation of 2100 m, Dharamkot is a small hill station in Kangra district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. On the crest of a hill just above McLeodGanj (home to Dalai Lama and known as Little Lhasa because of its large population of Tibetans), Dharamkot is a spot with wide views of the Kangra Valley and the Dhauladhar ranges. Famous for yoga, meditation and Hippies since 1970s, Dharamkot is also known as second home for Israeli tourists coming to India.
Day- Sunny and mild cold
Snow- possible in/after Dec
We are a team of self taught artists, facilitators coming from different backgrounds and with different stories. Dharamkot studio and art connect all of us together. Since the studio started in 2019, the team is growing as a community of artists.
How to reach
By Air – Dharmshala airport is the nearest airport which is around 20 km (50 minutes) from the studio, direct taxi (1200/-) to the studio will be available.
By Bus – Over night journey from Delhi by semi sleeper bus. Nearest bus station is Dharmshala (8 km), from the bus station you can take a taxi (600/-) to the studio.
By Train – Pathankot (85km) is the nearest railway station, from Pathankot you can take public transport to Dharamshala and then taxi to the Studio. Or you can take a taxi from Pathankot to the studio.
Q – Can someone who has never done Pottery before attend it?
A – Yes, even a complete beginner can join it.
Q – Can I bring my partner/friend or kids with me if only I am taking the retreat?
A – Yes, partner or friends are allowed to stay with you but it depends on availability and extra charges (1600+taxes/night, including all meals) will be applicable. kids are allowed only if someone is coming to look after them. Friends/ partners/kids will not be able to participate in any activity in the retreat.
They can go to our other studio which is 10 minutes walk from the retreat center to attend daily workshops.
Q- Can I join this retreat only, without stay and meals option?
A- Yes, you can. In this case you will have to pay 17500+18%GST for the workshop and all the materials.
Q- Will I get any of the art piece which I make during the retreat?
A- Yes, these pieces can be shipped to your address in 4 weeks after drying and firing/glazing. 700/pc will be charged for the same.
Q- Can I come a day early or extent my stay after the retreat?
A- Yes, you can come early or extend your stay, extra charges (Single occupancy room – 2500+taxes, double occupancy room 3000+taxes) will be applicable.
Q – Do I need to bring anything with me for the pottery workshop?
A – No everything will be provided.